Corona incidence in Berlin continues to rise steeply

5,962 new infections
Corona incidence in Berlin continues to rise steeply

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Audio: Inforadio | 07.01.2022 | Miriam Keuter | Image: dpa / Christoph Soeder

The number of new infections with the corona virus has continued to rise in Berlin. Within one day, 5,961 new infections were reported, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday morning.

Within seven days, it was arithmetically stuck 511.5 people per 100,000 population have been shown to have the virus. The so-called seven-day incidence has thus increased again by leaps and bounds. On Thursday the value was 416.9.

This makes Berlin the federal state with the second highest seven-day incidence. According to the RKI, Bremen is at the top (799.9).

Giffey sees a need for action

After the holidays, the Berlin values ​​were still below 300. However, the institute had pointed out that less test and reporting activity could be assumed for the holidays. The data would thus temporarily “only provide an incomplete picture of the epidemiological situation”.

In view of the increasing number of infections, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, sees a need for action according to her own statement. “We expected that we would have an increase,” said the SPD politician on Friday morning on the rbb information radio. This is due to the fact that late reports from the health authorities were to be expected for the holidays. One sees an increase in the incidence nationwide. “And it is very clear that we have to respond to that.”

Incidence in Brandenburg only slightly higher

Across Germany, the seven-day incidence rose to 303.4 according to the RKI. On Thursday the value was 285.9, a week ago it was 214.9. As the RKI further reported, citing data from the health authorities, 56,335 new infections were recorded nationwide within 24 hours. It was the third day in a row with more than 50,000. A week ago it was 41,270.

In Brandenburg the incidence increased only slightly from a high level. According to data from the RKI on Friday, 441.9 people per 100,000 inhabitants were infected with the virus within a week after 435.9 the previous day. This gives the state the fifth highest seven-day incidence nationwide.

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